Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 / DMC-TZ22 / DMC-ZS10
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20 March 2015
Summary: If you like the latest "gadgets" built into your digital camera, Panasonic has provided exactly the model for you with its Lumix DMC-ZS10. The ZS10 includes: Finding one of these features in a camera is always nice; finding all three in a camera -- that carries a -- is pretty rare. Throw in really good image quality and sharp focus, and my Panasonic ZS10 review shows that this is a very powerful camera.
Conclusion: An impressive set of specs including a 16x zoom lens, a high-quality touch screen, GPS, and 3D image capture, can’t compensate for the subpar image quality and low-light performance you get with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10.
Summary: As far as features are concerned, the Panasonic ZS10 is a pretty slick camera; however, if you are stickler for fine detail in image quality, I think you will find that there are other cameras in the same price range that will do a better job.
Conclusion: It is truly tough to summarise what really is something of a two-faced beast. When it comes to features and useability, the TZ20 sets a great standard. Its fast, accurate and can do pretty much all that the travelling photography enthusiast would require. But the photographic game has always been determined by image quality, and this is where the question of noticeable noise at the lowest ISO level might possibly become an issue for some, especially considering the TZ20...
Summary: The new Panasonic Lumix ZS10 is the successor to last year’s very popular ZS7 . Though the ZS7 was a best seller, it had a few shortcomings that consumers took notice of and spoke up about what they thought it needed improvement-wise. Panasonic listened and evidently tailored the ZS10 to meet those expectations. How does the ZS10 differ from its illustrious predecessor? The ZS7 was a 12 megapixel digicam, while the ZS10 boasts 15 megapixel maximum resolution.
Pros: Good Leica zoom lens, Easy to use, Flexible shooting controls
Cons: Finicky touchscreen, Expensive, Image noise at high ISO
Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 is one of the best compact on the market and probably the smallest long zoom camera. Although a bit pricey, premium features like full HD capture, extra long zoom (for a compact), GPS and fast shooting will offer you the best package in a small body available.
Summary: The good news for Panasonic and buyers of the Lumix TZ20 / ZS10 is the camera really does deliver a number of key benefits over earlier models. Previous bug-bears like slow continuous shooting and vertical streaks in video have been resolved. The GPS landmark database and lookup have been improved. The camera can now film 1080i Full HD video.
Pros: Broad and well-corrected 16x zoom covers every situation., 1080i video with zooming, stereo sound and continuous AF., Built-in GPS with large database of landmarks and easy editing., Touch-screen interface - just tap where you want it to focus., Fast continuous shooting up to 10fps at the full resolution.
Cons: Patchy image quality even at 100 ISO. Noisy throughout ISO range., Under-utilised touch-screen. Easy to change AF area by mistake., Minimal control over image quality - little if any tweaking., Record / play switch less intuitive than a plain play button.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix TZ20 does have a £349 recommended asking price. This is similar to the TZ10 that came before it and, based on how prices will slide over time, it’s unlikely the TZ20 will stay at such a high asking price for too long. The TZ20 is certainly packed out with features.
Summary: The TZ20 certainly has an impressive array of features, and they should entertain the enthusiast and novice photographer equally. The same can be said for its ease of use and quick handling in each of the numerous shooting modes – I had great fun experimenting with them. I was also pleased with how easily I could set the exposure manually.
Summary: • Excellent touchscreen and physical controls • 3D shooting mode • Incredible focal range • The touchscreen is brilliant in playback and Touch AF mode • More manual control • Excellent color reproduction • Compact and lightweight • Good image stabilization • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition included • Built-in GPS • Power IOS Active Mode supported • Also facilitated with 21x intelligent zoom • Lack of raw capture • Touchscreen seemed rather pointless for zooming or...
Pros: Excellent touchscreen and physical controls , 3D shooting mode , Incredible focal range , The touchscreen is brilliant in playback and Touch AF mode , More manual control , Excellent color reproduction , Compact and lightweight , Good image stabilization , PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition included , Built-in GPS , Power IOS Active Mode supported , Also facilitated with 21x intelligent zoom
Cons: Lack of raw capture , Touchscreen seemed rather pointless for zooming or pressing shutter in capture mode , GPS is sometimes unresponsive , 3D photo shooting is a gimmicky feature , No manual focus